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04.05.2021 / Press releases

juwi to construct world’s largest solar hybrid project at an off-grid mine for Centamin in Egypt.

The Cape Town based subsidiary of German renewable energy specialist juwi AG, signed an agreement with Sukari Gold Mines to design, supply, build and integrate a solar battery hybrid power plant for Egypt’s largest gold mine. Centamin plc owns and operates the mine in partnership with the Egyptian Government. The hybrid power plant is expected to be operational in the second quarter of next year, after which juwi will undertake the plant operation and maintenance.

28.02.2021 / Press releases

Zirk Botha completes WORLD RECORD 7200km solo transatlantic row from Cape Town to Rio

Cabo Frio, 28 February 2021: Rowing for the planet and sustainable development, extreme adventurer and ex naval officer, Zirk Botha (59 years old) completed his solo transatlantic ocean crossing on his boat ‘Ratel’, from South Africa to Brazil in a world record of 70 days, over a total distance of 7200km or 4000 nautical miles (nm). After leaving Cape Town on 19 December 2020, Botha rowed into the small bay of Buzios just north of Rio de Janeiro, at 03:45 on 27 February 2021, South African Time / 22:45, 26 February 2021, Brazilian time.

19.12.2020 / Press releases

Adventurer Zirk Botha starts his 7000km row to Rio, again

Cape Town, 19 December 2020: South African extreme adventurer, Zirk Botha, set off from Kommetjie slipway on the Cape Peninsula this morning, on his solo row from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, sponsored by juwi Renewable Energies. Botha had previously departed from Cape Town on 5 December, but had been forced to return to shore after severe weather conditions pushed him back.

03.12.2020 / Press releases

Zirk Botha ready for 7000km Solo Trans-Atlantic Row to Rio on 5 December 2020

Capetonian, Zirk Botha, will depart on his 7000km solo trans-Atlantic row from Cape Town to Rio de Janeiro, on Saturday 5 December 2020, leaving from Granger Bay Marina, at 09:00. Botha will be the first person to attempt this Trans-Atlantic crossing alone.

01.12.2020 / Press releases

Carlos Mateos Duran appointed juwi EMEA Financial Director

Carlos Mateos Duran has been appointed as juwi’s EMEA Financial Director, effective 1 December 2020. Carlos joined juwi South Africa on the 1st of April 2019 as the Chief Financial Officer for ZA.

01.12.2020 / Press releases

Richard Doyle appointed Managing Director for juwi SA

Richard Doyle has been appointed Managing Director for South Africa, after Greg Austin recently became the Regional Director for the EMEA region. Richard started his new role on 1 December 2020.

26.11.2020 / Press releases

Waterloo Solar begins commercial operations to boost green energy supply

Waterloo Solar, located 10kms outside of Vryburg, in the North West Province, has commenced its Commercial Operations, becoming the latest utility scale solar PV project in South Africa.

13.10.2020 / Press releases

juwi successfully completes AIIM’s 78 MW Bokamoso Solar Park

Leeudoringstad, 13 October 2020: The 78 MW Bokamoso Solar Park situated near Leeudoringstad in the North West Province, has reached full grid code compliance, commenced commercial operations, and has been handed over to the operations & maintenance team, reports Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor juwi Renewable Energies (“juwi”).

28.09.2020 / Press releases

Greg Austin to lead juwi’s EMEA organization as Regional Director

Greg Austin has been appointed Regional Director for the EMEA region and will start 1st of October 2020.

01.09.2020 / Press releases

7000km solo Atlantic row for the environment backed by juwi Renewable Energies

Capetonian Zirk Botha, an ex-naval combat officer and adventure racer, will undertake a solo row to Rio de Janeiro, leaving Cape Town in December 2020, in support of the environment and climate change, and juwi Renewable Energies South Africa, is sponsoring his feat.

31.08.2020 / Press releases

AIIM’s 86 MW Matla A Bokone Solar Park begins full operation

The Matla A Bokone Solar Park (previously known as Droogfontein 2) situated near Kimberley in the Northern Cape, has reached full grid code compliance and Commercial Operation reports Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) contractor juwi Renewable Energies (“juwi”). The 179 hectare solar area (comprising over 260,000 solar panels on a single axis tracker system) is supplying 75 MW (86 MW DC) into the ESKOM grid. The site was handed over to the Operations & Maintenance team in February 2020.

01.04.2020 / Press releases

juwi awarded Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project O&M contract

juwi Renewable Energies’ subsidiary, juwi Solar ZA O&M1 (“juwi”) has been awarded the contract for the operations and maintenance (O&M) of the Touwsrivier CPV Solar Project in the Western Cape of South Africa, effective from 1 April 2020.

24.03.2020 / Press releases

Over 1 million incident-free hours achieved at Bokamoso Solar Park

juwi Renewable Energies has achieved an unprecedented 1,006,793 Lost Time Incident (LTI) free hours to end of February 2020 in the construction of the 78MW Bokamoso Solar Park situated near Leeudoringstad in the North West Province of South Africa.

22.01.2020 / Press releases

Key renewable trends power mining

Improved renewables technology, hybrid power, intelligent seamless integration, significant cost savings, and variable power usage is set to drive the increased use of renewables in mining in the next decade.

28.09.2019 / Press releases

Juwi RE & EDL deliver Agnew Hybrid Renewable Project in Australia

juwi Renewable Energy, the Australian Subsidiary of international project developer juwi is delivering a hybrid solar solution at the Gold Fields (jse:GFI) Agnew Gold Mine project in the Eastern Goldfields region of Western Australia, in agreement with Energy Developments Pty Ltd (EDL).

17.09.2019 / Press releases

Reatile Group completes phase 2 investment in juwi South Africa

juwi Renewable Energies has concluded a second investment transaction with Reatile Renewables, whereby Reatile has taken up a 43% equity stake in juwi’s solar PV Operations & Maintenance business.

16.09.2019 / Press releases

juwi 4th on EPC list globally

The World’s top utility scale solar constructors list has placed juwi 4th globally.

09.09.2019 / Press releases

DeGrussa solar project wins environmental award

juwi Australia has announced that the Sandfire DeGrussa Hybrid Project in Western Australia, has won the Western Australian Government’s Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety's, 2019 Golden Gecko Award for Environmental Excellence.

16.07.2019 / Press releases

Sandfire DeGrussa hybrid project delivers outstanding performance

juwi Australia has announced that the Sandfire DeGrussa Hybrid Project in Western Australia recently achieved its annual generation targets one month ahead of schedule.

04.06.2019 / Press releases

Reatile Group invests in solar EPC company juwi

juwi Renewable Energies has concluded a deal with Reatile Renewables, whereby Reatile has taken up a 20% shareholding in juwi’s EPC company, which is currently building three projects for Round 4 of REIPP, together totalling 250MW of grid-connected solar PV in South Africa.

15.04.2019 / Press releases

juwi builds 1,000th wind turbine plant

Construction on juwi's 1,000th wind turbine plant has commenced. The plant in Mohlis (Thuringia), Germany, was awarded to juwi by the country’s Federal Network Agency, in a tender process conducted last year.

06.03.2019 / Press releases

Orion Minerals and juwi to Investigate Renewable Energy Supply for the Prieska Zinc Copper Project

Companies finalized collaboration agreement / Scope is to assess feasibility of establishing a solar and wind hybrid power plant / Results will inform power supply strategy for the Prieska Project and are in line with local government Integrated Development Plans.

19.11.2018 / Press releases

Integrating hybrid RE into mines in Africa

With the promise of significant cost savings and security of power supply in unreliable grid and remote off-grid regions, African mining operations are putting hybrid renewable energy solutions on the agenda. juwi has spearheaded driving RE hybrid solutions into the sector.

05.11.2018 / Press releases

PV-BESS hybrids make economic sense as they approach grid parity

Renewable Energy Project Developer and EPC and O&M provider juwi, highlights significant economic benefits in switching to solar and battery hybrid power for heavy energy users connected to the South African grid.

24.10.2018 / Press releases

Technology and digitisation driving O&M efficiencies in renewables

Renewable energy plants require scrupulous operations & maintenance systems to ensure reliable power outputs over the installation’s lifespan. O&M service providers, under pressure to provide a cost efficient service, are increasingly using technology and digitisation to reduce costs and optimise service delivery.

25.09.2018 / Press releases

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08.08.2018 / Press releases

juwi to construct and operate 250 MW solar PV in REIPPPP Round 4

juwi has concluded three Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) and Operation & Maintenance (O&M) contracts, with a combined value of R3bn, with African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), Africa’s largest and most experienced infrastructure-focused private equity fund manager and a member of Old Mutual Alternative Investments.

18.06.2018 / Press releases

African mining sector delves into hybrid renewable energy solutions

With the promise of significant cost savings and security of power supply in unreliable grid and remote off-grid regions, the African mining sector is putting hybrid renewable energy solutions firmly on the agenda.

08.06.2018 / South Africa, Press releases

REIPPP announcements open up an energy vision for Africa


29.05.2018 / Press releases, South Africa

Integrating hybrid into a mine

Mines operate 24/7 and the integration of power supply between various power sources and a mine is a significant factor in the implementation of hybrid renewable energy solutions.

25.05.2018 / Press releases

juwi appoints global head of hybrid energy

In response to global uptake of hybrid solutions for the mining sector, juwi Renewable Energies has appointed David Manning as Global Head of Hybrid Energy.

20.02.2018 / Hybrid, APAC, Commercial & Industrial, Press releases, Press

Sub-Saharan Africa set to reap the benefits of hybrid power

Cape Town, 30 January 2018: Hybrid power solutions, which combine renewable energy with fossil fuel and battery storage, are estimated to grow from a few installations to several thousand Megawatts in sub-Saharan Africa, between now and 2025.

28.09.2017 / Press releases, South Africa, Press

Sub-Saharan Africa opens up for hybrid energy supply

Limited and unreliable energy transmission and distribution grids across many countries in sub-Saharan Africa has created a dependency by large industrial and mining houses on diesel and heavy fuel oil (HFO) to provide a reliable energy supply.

15.08.2017 / Press releases, South Africa, Press

Hybrid energy solutions a global focus for sub-Sarahan Africa – quality energy at the best cost

Having recently returned from the Africa Energy Forum 2017 in Copenhagen, I was amazed at how much momentum there is internationally in the support of renewable energy.

11.05.2017 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

Economic Development as a competitive advantage

The current delay in awarding the next rounds of the REIPP is affecting ordinary people in local communities.

11.05.2017 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

Impasse in renewable energy procurement – a political power play

The current impasse related to renewable energy procurement under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer (REIPP) programme, blocked by Eskom since August 2016, is political theatre

03.03.2017 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

RE brings big saving to the bottom line in the mining industry in Sub-Saharan Africa

With the African Mining Indaba taking place in Cape Town this week, juwi Renewable Energies MD Greg Austin gave some thought to the compelling solutions that photovoltaic (PV) solar power offers the mining industry in Sub-Saharan Africa.

29.11.2016 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

86MW Prieska solar PV plant earns Grid Access Unit’s praise

The 86MW Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska PV project, a 125 hectare solar PV project valued at R1.4 billion was completed on schedule, on budget and reached full grid code compliance in good time for Commercial Operation

29.11.2016 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV project inauguration celebrates its impact in the Northern Cape

The 86MW Mulilo Sonnedix Prieska PV project, one of the largest in Southern Africa measuring 125 hectares, was officially inaugurated in the Northern Cape.

20.10.2016 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

Solar farms move to the cities

Urban property developers have realised the potential of city rooftops for solar farming, with factories and shopping malls being transformed through the installation of acres of solar panels on previously underutilised roof space

30.09.2016 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

Electricity wheeling: A solution for the mining sector in South Africa?

Greg Austin, MD of juwi Renewable Energies believes that the timing is right for electricity wheeling to be properly considered as a real solution to the energy requirements of mines in South Africa.

17.06.2016 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

DE GRUSSA Application for African Mines

South Africa’s juwi Renewable Energies has been tracking the performance of the Australian installation very carefully and believes there is enormous potential to apply the hybrid solution in Africa

14.04.2016 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

The real state of power in the SADC region and the case for renewable energy

Agility, flexibility and new thinking, are required to solve the power-stressed Southern African region's energy crisis. Greg Austin of juwi Renewable Energies analyses the situation and provides a case for renewables.

04.04.2016 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

86MW Prieska Solar PV project 50% complete in just 9 months

The Mulilo-Sonnedix-Prieska PV project, a 125 hectare solar PV project valued at R1.3 billion and situated 50km south-west of Prieska in the Northern Cape, is already halfway to completion

16.01.2016 / Press releases, Press, South Africa

86 MegaWatts: juwi South Africa to Build Biggest Single Solar Project in the Company’s History

“We are proud to realise this milestone project and delighted to be playing a key role in adding substantial amounts of clean energy to the South African electricity grid,” says Greg Austin, juwi

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